The reckless driver seen in a South African video that went viral, filmed in Nelson Mandela Bay, has had a case opened against him. It has also transpired that he was driving a rental vehicle.
John Best – DA NMB Spokesperson for Safety and Security – said he and DA Ward 2 Councillor Renaldo Gouws opened a case of reckless and negligent driving against him on Monday afternoon at Humewood Police Station.
The video was filmed in the early hours of Monday morning, 2 March 2020, showing the driver in a white Polo “driving dangerously along Beach Road”, says Best.
“The viral video, which has been circulating on social media since yesterday, shows the driver breaking numerous laws of the road, wheel spinning, driving up the wrong side of the road and even losing control of the vehicle at one point,” Best said in a media statement on Tuesday.
“It has subsequently come to our attention that the vehicle in question was hired, and this information has also been handed over to the police. The rental company has agreed to give their full cooperation to the police, and we are expecting an arrest soon.
“Not only did the driver place his own life at risk while performing these foolish “stunts”, he also placed the lives of innocent bystanders at risk as well.”
WATCH VIDEO: Reckless Driver along Nelson Mandela Bay Beachfront, March 2020
— South Africa People – SAPeople.com (@sapeople) March 3, 2020